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Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

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Our Daily Bread For Today 21st March 2022 Devotional, Monday Message Written By Tim Gustafson (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB  Daily Reading

TOPIC: Lost to the Past

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Exodus 39:1–7

39 From the blue, purple and scarlet yarn they made woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary.j They also made sacred garments for Aaron, as the Lord commanded Moses.

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2 They made the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 3 They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen—the work of skilled hands. 4 They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, which were attached to two of its corners, so it could be fastened. 5 Its skillfully woven waistband was like it—of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the Lord commanded Moses.

6 They mounted the onyx stones in gold filigree settings and engraved them like a seal with the names of the sons of Israel

Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

7 Then they fastened them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the Lord commanded Moses.

MEMORY VERSE: Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work. – Exodus 35:21

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Joshua 7–9; Luke 1:21–38

TODAY’S INSIGHT: God had specifically gifted Bezalel and Oholiab (Exodus 31:1–11) with the ability to create all the marvellous artefacts and clothing to be used in Israel’s prescribed system of worship. But the entire nation had the opportunity to contribute. Exodus tells us that Moses asked the people to provide both the materials and their talents to the effort (35:4–19).

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Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

Moses said, “All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the Lord has commanded” (v. 10). But Moses’ instructions came with this caveat: “Everyone who is willing . . .” (v. 5). Participation in the national effort to construct the tabernacle for God wasn’t compulsory, yet it did come with a blessing: “Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. So Moses blessed them” (39:43).

OUR DAILY BREAD FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

Upset with the corruption and extravagance plaguing his kingdom, Korea’s King Yeongjo (1694–1776) decided to change things. In a classic case of throwing out the baby with the bathwater, he banned the traditional art of gold-thread embroidery as excessively opulent. Soon, knowledge of that intricate process vanished into the past.

In 2011, Professor Sim Yeon-ok wanted to reclaim that long-lost tradition. Surmising that gold leaf had been glued onto mulberry paper and then hand-cut into slender strands, she was able to recreate the process, reviving an ancient art form.

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In the book of Exodus, we learn of the extravagant measures employed to construct the tabernacle—including gold thread to make Aaron’s priestly garments. Skilled craftsmen “hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen” (Exodus 39:3).

Our Daily Bread 21 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Monday)

What happened to all that exquisite craftsmanship? Did the garments simply wear out? Were they eventually carried off as plunder? Was it all in vain? Not at all! Every aspect of the effort was done because God had given specific instructions to do it.

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God has given each of us something to do as well. It may be a simple act of kindness—something to give back to Him as we serve each other. We need not concern ourselves with what will happen to our efforts in the end (1 Corinthians 15:58). Any task done for our Father becomes a thread extending into eternity.

Our Daily Bread 21 January 2022 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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